For those of you with Dish PVR satellite receivers, there is a new tool for getting the mpeg off your drive.
I currently use the PVR Explorer ver 1068 which does a good job, but now in beta test there is....
(note: support for new PVR models ! )
They even formed yet another Yahoo group to focus on the new version, PVRExplorer.PvrExplorerPro is an application that is designed to transfer Mpeg2
recordings from you pvr’s HDD. And convert them into a program stream
usable by many programs from editors to DVD authoring applications.
OS: Microsoft Windows, 2K / XP (home or Pro), 2003, Vista.
Apple MAC OS X 10.2 or greater.
Linux KDE environment kernel 2.6.4 or greater.
RAM: 256MB min, recommended 512.
HDD: Application requires ~500K, but it is recommended that you
have >20GB of free space to hold and edit you mpeg files outputted by
PvrExplorerPro currently recognizes Dish Network receiver model
numbers: 501,508,510, 522, 625 and their equivalent BelView models.
But this does not limit it to these model numbers in the future.
If you use the current version, you won't have any trouble using the new one.
Extraction speed is 2x or 3x faster than before.
Of the few shows I've converted from my first run with it, VideoReDo has had nothing bad to report.
No fixes have been applied by VRD.
DVD Labs has had nothing to say, either, other than the usual "this is not full DVD format" which you ignore.
One three-hour movie I burned had two very tiny visual glitches in it.
Normally, VRD would have had to fix something or take action at those places.
Not this time. VRD gave it a clean bill of health.
This is a major improvement in extraction (and repair) technology.
Catch? The Beta version has a limited life.
Price? Free as all the previous one.
...try it, you'll like it...